Top Ten Video Game Developers We Miss

Here are ten video game developers we miss. This list will include video game developers, and publishers.

The Top Ten

1 LucasArts LucasArts LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC is an American video game publisher and licensor. Until 2013, it was also a video game developer.

They made great games. - iliekpiez

The Loom is such a unique game - darthvadern

I recently got Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga on the Wii. - B1ueNew

Most notable for their Star Wars games, Secret Of Monkey Island series, Zombies Ate My Neighbors(Wii version), Sam & Max Hit The Road, Grim Fandango, and other games. When Disney purchased Star Wars in 2012, Disney just left LucasArts in the dust doing nothing with the studio. Plus, LucasArts cancelled Star Wars 1313 an M rated Star Wars game. I guess Disney just didn't like the idea of an M rated Star Wars game. Someday, we will wish for LucasArts anticipated comeback. - RadioHead03

2 THQ THQ THQ Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher. Founded in 1989, the company developed products for home video game consoles and handhelds, personal computers and mobile devices. Its name derived from "Toy Headquarters" during its time as a toy manufacturer in the early 1990s. In 2012, more.

These games were my childhood. Too bad they went bankrupt, but at least we still have good memories of their creations. - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

THQ was famous for it’s wrestling games, The Saints Row games, Nickelodeon games, the Mx vs Atv series, Deblob series, Deadly Creatures, Darksiders series, Sphinx And The Cursed Mummy, Pixar games, Splashdown Rides Gone Wild, Red Fraction series, Destroy All Humans series, and a crap ton of other games. I was absolutely sad when THQ filed for bankruptcy in 2013. They were on of my favorite video game studios. Well, at least their kinda back because they returned as THQ Nordic. - RadioHead03

3 Neversoft Neversoft

Developer of the Tony Hawk games, the original 3D Spider Man game, the Guitar Hero games, and Gun. Neversoft knew how to make a game, and they would do it right. Until in 2014, they merged with Infinity Ward, and officially shutdown. Their last game they ever made was Call Of Duty Ghosts, which is pretty crap. - RadioHead03

4 Pandemic Studios Pandemic Studios

Developer of, the original Star Wars Battlefront games, the Destroy All Humans series, Full Spectrum Warrior series, Mercenaries Playground Of Destruction. Pandemic made some pretty good, and memorable games. Until EA bought them in 2007. After The Sabouter received average reviews, and lackluster sales, Pandemic shutdown it’s doors in 2009. - RadioHead03

5 Sierra Entertainment Sierra Entertainment

Thank you so much for mentioning this company. I thought I was the only one who had any idea of who they were. I mean they are the GOAT in my opinion - darthvadern

Sierra was famous developing, and publishing games like the Quest Of Glory games, Half Life games, Space Quest games, Police Quest games, Nascar Racing 2003 Season, Scarface The World Is Yours, most of the Crash, and Spyro games, Geometry Wars, Ceaser IV, Hulk Untamite Destruction, F.E.A.R, World Of Conflict, and others. Sierra shutdown it’s doors in 2008, and made a return in 2014. But we haven't heard from them in awhile. Sierra is one of the most underrated video game studios of all time. I loved watching that mountain logo. So many memories. - RadioHead03

6 Westwood Studios Westwood Studios

Developers of the Command & Conquer games, The Lion King Video Game, a Monopoly game, Dune series, Blade Runner, Dungeons & Dragons games, Earth & Beyond, and others. After one Command & Conquer game that received mixed reviews, and poor sales. EA closed down Westwood in 2003, and in 2004 EA closed down the servers for Earth & Beyond. - RadioHead03

7 Maxis

I love Spore - darthvadern

Developers of The Sims games, Sim City games, Sim Ant, and every memorable simulation game. After the massive failure of Sim City 2013, and poor sales on The Sims 4, EA shutdown The Maxis Emeryville studio in 2015. Although there still around, they still haven't been developing any game recently. - RadioHead03

8 Rare Rare Rare is a British video game developer located in Twycross, Leicestershire. The company was established in 1985 by Tim and C hris Stamper, founders of Ultimate Play the Game. During its early years, Rare was backed by an unlimited budget from Nintendo, primarily concentrated on Nintendo Entertainment more.

Good until Nintendo screwed up and let Microsoft buy it - Drawbox

9 Disney Interactive Studios Disney Interactive Studios

Sure some Disney games are bad, but there are some good ones. Disney has licensed, Published, and developed great games like, The Kingdom Hearts series, Pure, Split/Second, Aladdin, The Lion King, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story racer, Toy Story 3, A Bug’s Life, Cars, Cars Race O Rama, Finding Nemo on the GBA, Tron 2.0, Ducktales, Chip & Dale Rescue Rangers, Disney Infinity series, 102 Dalmatians Puppies To The Rescue, Goof Troop, and a lot of others games. They shutdown their doors in 2016. - RadioHead03

10 Valve Valve Valve Corporation is an American video game developer, publisher and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Half life 3

The Newcomers

? Epic Games

One word, FORTNITE

? Mojang Mojang Mojang AB is a Swedish video game developer founded in May 2009 under the name Mojang Specifications by game programmer Markus Persson, best known for creating the popular independent game Minecraft, a sandbox game.

Fortnite took it’s place and now it’s dead

The Contenders

11 Bullfrog Interactive

Also invented God-game genre with Populous, and Syndicate series.

Developers of The Dungeon Keeper games, the Theme Park games, Hi Octane, Theme Hospital, Quake 3 revolution, Magic Carpet games, and other games. EA closed down the studio in 2001. - RadioHead03

12 Midway Midway

Responsible for the Mortal Kombat games, Rampage series, NFL Blitz, Area 51, The Suffering games, Cruis’n series, Spyhunter series, ports of Doom and Quake for the N64, and other games. Midway shutdown it’s doors in 2009. - RadioHead03

13 Eurocom

Developer of 007 The World Is Not Enough for the N64, Goldeneye 007, Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets, 40 Winks, Tarzan, Hydro Thunder ports, Disney’s Hercules, Mortal Kombat Gold, Crash Bash, Sphinx And The Cursed Mummy, and others. After 007 Legends did poorly in reviews and sales, Eurocom shutdown it’s doors in 2012. - RadioHead03

14 Telltale Games Telltale Games Telltale Incorporated, doing business as Telltale Games, is an American video game developer based in San Rafael, California. The company was founded in October 2004 by former LucasArts developers Kevin Bruner, Dan Connors and Troy Molander, following LucasArts' decision to leave the adventure game more.

Sure Telltale games kinda got boring, but their were some great games from them. The Walking Dead, Back To The Future, Game Of Thrones, Borderlands, and even Minecraft Story Mode were pretty good episode games. - RadioHead03

The Back To The Future game was by far their best game! It was amazing.

15 Atari Atari Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA.

Technically there not really dead, but there not as good as they used to be. - RadioHead03

16 Eidos Interactive Eidos Interactive Eidos Interactive was a British software technology developer and video game publisher, now operating as Square Enix Europe.

They were famous for developing and publishing games like the Tomb Raider games, the original Just Cause, Lego Star Wars, Gex, Anachronox, The Championship Manor games, the Deus Ex games, the Fear Effect games, the Hitman games, and other titles. They shutdown their doors in 2009. - RadioHead03

17 Radical Interactive Radical Interactive

Developers of Hulk Ultimate Destruction, The Simpsons Hit & Run, Scarface The World Is Yours, Prototype series, Crash Of The Titans. Radical Interactive was a pretty good company. Unfortunately they had massive layoffs. The recent thing Radical Interactive did was help developed Destiny, and that was back in 2014. - RadioHead03

18 Traveler's Tales Games

I know they're technically still around but I miss when they made games that weren't lego games, don't get me wrong I love lego games, but... - myusernameisthis

19 Argonaut Software Argonaut Software

Developers of the Croc games, Star Fox, Buck Bumble, Alien:Resurrection, and the Super FX chip for the SNES. They shutdown their doors in 2004. - RadioHead03

DMA Design became Rockstar North, and Rare was sold to Microsoft; I really miss when Nintendo worked with British companies, maybe Argonaut left Nintendo because they rejected the idea of a 3D Yoshi platformer, which then became Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.

20 System 3 System 3

They made the last ninja games. Enough said. They are so nostalgic and memorable, even for me. The third one's my favourite. The second one's the only one I've beaten and the one I've played the most and the first is probably the most nostalgic one - darthvadern

21 5th Cell

They rebooted Scribblenauts, but not Drawn to Life?

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